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How to remove multiple section breaks in google docs

My document is filled with "section break (next page)", how do i remove all of them at once?
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Replace text in document using A1 notation as variable names in order to retrieve values stored in those cell references

I have a Google Doc that contains placeholders based on A1 notation like %A1%, %B3%, %A3%, and so on. In a Google Sheet I have values stored in the cell references that match the variable names. I ...
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Viewing a Google Doc with being logged in to Google

I’m in a college class and I built a personal website using Google sites. My assignment was to generate three guest bloggers with 10 blogs, each using artificial intelligence. The three bloggers their ...
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Table of Contents page numbers wrong

Google Docs is getting the page numbering wrong in the index, but only some of the time. These screenshots are from a doc that demonstrates the issue. They show 3 pages in a document, each with its ...
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Numbered fields in google docs [duplicate]

In google docs I would like to have headings that is named § 1 Heading § 2 Other heading As I have understood, there is no way to enumerate headings, but is there any field (like page numbers) that ...
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How do I get Google Docs to use a French dictionary?

I have Google Docs that are written in French. I've changed the language (File>Language>French) and this helps with spelling check and autocorrect. But I'd also like to use the Define feature ...
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Copy text from a locked Google doc

I lock my Google Docs so colleagues can't edit them, but they do need to copy and paste from them. I have no trouble doing this from my own locked files, so why can't some of my colleagues do this, ...
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How to circle a part of an image? How to edit an image?

I have an image included in a Google Docs doc. I would like to circle part of the image in yellow. is there a native way to edit an image directly in Google Docs? if not, what is the best way to go ...
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There is an invisible and unselectable image in one of my Google docs that only shows up when published. How do I remove it?

I have a Google doc which contains an invisible and unselectable image. I did not realize it was there until publishing the document, at which point it becomes displayed. The best I have found is to ...
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Google Doc with "Document Tab"?

I had a google doc shared with me where the owner had added tabs. Super cool. I cannot find anywhere to add this to existing documents. It essentially makes a Google Doc into a tabbed document. Kind ...
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How do I find out the total time spent on a Google Doc?

I'd like to find out the total time spent on a Google Doc. This is a similar question, How can I track the time spent and the number of words written in Google Docs?, but without any answers. There is ...
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How can I make a script to change the text color in google docs? [duplicate]

I don't have an example to give because I couldn't find one. But I tried using Google Apps Scripts to make a script to change the text color of a highlighted text. It ended up selecting the whole ...
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How can I add a new level to a multilevel ordered list on the same line as the parent item?

I am trying to write a question paper in Cambridge O Level question format. I saw this kind of list: 1. Main list Item 1 2. Main list Item 2 (a) Sub list item 1 (b) Sub list item 2 (c) (i) ...
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Google Docs toolbar zoomed out even when I press Cmd +

Google Docs for one of my Chrome profiles is zoomed out. When I open a new page, both the toolbar and the document are quite zoomed out, and even when I press Command+ or change the 100% dropdown menu ...
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Access to Google Docs owned by former employee [closed]

A person left our company, but did not transfer ownership of Google Docs for which they were the owner. Is there any way to gain access to these files without contacting that person directly? These ...
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How to set default to track edits

In Google Docs: "Suggest" mode is the same as MS-Word's tracked changes. When submitting a document for edits: How to set the edit mode to "Suggest", so as to ensure that the ...
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Emoji keyboard not working in Google Docs

When trying to enter an emoji in Google Docs with the MacOS emoji picker, nothing really happens. One can see that "Edit" in the Menu bar is highlighted, but the emoji picker doesn't show. ...
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Format a numbered list in google docs into a table template?

I have a list with a url, an emoji (of a set of 3), and a name in a numbered list. Taking a list like this: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38122061 🥾 D. onohoe https://news.ycombinator.com/...
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Limit Google Doc add-on's access to documents

Is there a way to install a Google Doc add-on and limit its access, so it can only access specific documents that I have designated (rather than gaining access to all of my documents)? I am trying to ...
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Created nested tables, need horizontal spacing or side-by-side layout for tracking dates and weights [duplicate]

I made a 1x2 table, placed a 10x2 table in each cell, and removed the parent table's borders. I aim for space between the tables. Line spacing added vertical, not horizontal space. Is there another ...
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How to keep the first line’s format when changing the second in Google Docs?

In Google Docs, I have two lines of text. I want to keep the first line in its current format and change the second line from a heading to normal text. However, when I make this change, the first line ...
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Is it possible to add "skill tags" (tag frames, don't know how to call it) in google doc? [closed]

I'd like to list skills on my resume created in google doc like in the image below. Is it possible to create such "tags" and put them easily in desired section?
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Error trying to login: "This service cannot be accessed because your login request contained saml assertion that has already been used once"

My Google Workspace account is disabled and I don't know why. I am seeing this error: "Google Workspace - This service cannot be accessed because your login request contained saml assertion that ...
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How do I add a google doc to the Docs template gallery?

I have a template document in Google Docs. It was added to the template gallery of my work account a few years back. When I am logged in to my personal account (not my work account) it shows as added ...
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Is a copy-pasted Google Docs URL the same as the "Share Link" option?

I want to cut out a step from the process I'm following. I need to copy/paste several Google Docs URLs, and it’s easier to grab them from the URL bar on top of the browser than to press “share” and ...
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How to get rid of the pencil icon from Google Workspace Labs

How do I get rid of this icon in Google Docs: I believe I got sucked into this via an offer from The Google that I opted in to use, but silly me, I did not even consider that a billion-dollar ...
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Copying directories of Lined documents in Google Drive

In Google Drive I have ~130 documents with links to other documents in the same folder. I want to copy the folder and share it with a third party without needing to manually update all the links. ...
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What happens when you share a Google Doc with a non-Google user? What do you have to do to make it work? [closed]

If you create a Google Doc, click Share and then enter a non-Gmail-address and uncheck "Notify user" (I don't want to share the link using clear text e-mail in this specific case), ...
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How do I permanently remove Google Docs from my Drive? [duplicate]

I am very confused. After searching for the answer all over the internet, I've seemed to wind up here. How do you actually delete files from google docs? After pressing remove, I wait 10-15 seconds ...
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Google Sheet to fill in the inflation numbers?

Is it possible so that, in the year 1992, I put in a salary of $38,000, and in the year 2023, I put in the salary of $123,000. Now in between 1992 and 2023, there are many rows, for the year 1993, ...
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How do I indent numbered headings consistently?

I am using cascading numbered headings (chapter 1, chapter 1.1, chapter 1.2, chapter 1.2.1, etc) in Google Docs. I would like to format these so that they're all aligned with the left margin of the ...
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How to increase the number of rows of every table from 20 to 40 in a Google Docs file easily? [closed]

This is the file. It is supposed to be a worksheet. There are lots of tables in the file. Each table has 20 blank rows (for 20 students). I need 40 blank rows (for 40 students). Adding the rows ...
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How To See The View History Of Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

Looking for a way to access the total number of page views for my Google Docs. In this documentation from Google there is mention of viewing history, and says in step 2: At the top, click Tools and ...
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Convert link text to clickable button with title of linked web page

Often, when I paste a link into a document in Google Docs, a pop-up will appear to allow me to replace the text of the link with a clickable "button". The pop-up says "tab to replace ...
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How to convert a numbered list to circled digits in Google Docs

I see that Google Docs has settings for customizing types of numbered lists, such as these settings:: But I’m being asked to make all the numbered lists use the circled-type numbers, known as “...
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remove default styles of headings in google docs

I want to make a table with the 1st column reserved for headings as follows: How can I make any title in the "Concept" column a heading WITHOUT the default styling for headings that breaks ...
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Export pageless Google doc (with images) to PDF

I'm looking to save my pageless Google Doc as a .PDF file. I have tried the workaround described in the answer to Save document as PDF without page breaks from Google Docs which essentially works by ...
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In google documents, is there a reason why a calendar events are not insertable as smart chips?

I'm editor of a company Google Document, and I want to insert in that document events from a Google Calendar (for which I'm owner) which is also shared to the whole company. Notice this is a secondary ...
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Can't see comments

I just had something very strange happen on Google Docs: A couple people at my company were working on a document. I think I didn't have permissions to see it at the beginning. At a certain point ...
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How do I convert published Google Docs to exportable PDFs? [duplicate]

I have a database containing the URLs to several thousand published Google Doc URLs. These URLs look like this and are rendered as an HTML page:​https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/<long-unique-id&...
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How to split table columns independently

How can I create a table in Google Docs that has two columns, with the left column being split into three rows and the right column split into 9 rows, but so that I can change the height and of the ...
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Count the number of suggestions in a Google Docs

Similar to this question, I would like to count the number of suggestions (not comments) a Google Docs has. The first answer of that question doesn't work for resolved comments, and neither works for ...
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Control+C, Control+X, and Control+V stopped working in Google docs

To protect the clipboard for security reasons, one uses control+c, control+x, and control+v to copy, cut, and paste in Google docs, respectively. Recently, this stopped working for me. I'm running ...
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How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive?

How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive? I access my Google Drive via a web browser. https://drive.google.com/drive/recent sorts files by date of modification, not ...
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What is one way to copy and paste on a docs? [duplicate]

I can't copy or paste on google docs It just won't work it keeps saying I have to download an app to do it but I can't my school chrome won't let me it says the app is blocked what do I do?
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How to paste a Peek video/animation in Google Docs?

Peek (on Linux) offers four formats to record the screen, and none of them seem to work when copied and pasted: GIF/APNG: I get a picture at the time of copying instead of the Peek video. WebM/MP4: I ...
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All the pages are invisible

I have a google doc where I have about 40 pages. But now everything is blank. The doc scrolls but I dont see any pages. Any idea what's going on?
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How do I make the number appear at the top of the line in a numbered list

How do I make the number in a numbered list appear at the top of the "line" if I for instance paste an image into it? If you have a look at the image below, I want the number to appear where ...
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What's the shortcut to add emojis in Google Docs text comments?

Talking about adding emojis to text comments. How do I access the emoji drop down menu by keyboard shortcut?
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Can I link from a Google Sheet to a Google Doc heading?

Can I link from a Google Sheet, to a specific heading in Google Docs? I can link to a Google Docs, so it opens it and shows the beginning, but I would like to jump immediately to a specific heading ...
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